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Saturday, Mar 29 2014 01:51 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Love dogs? Head to the fairgrounds

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Before showtime at Saturday's annual All Breed Dog Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds, Samantha Wurzbacher puts the final touches on Memphis, an Australian Shepherd.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    While being groomed for Saturday's annual Back to Back All Breed Dog Show at the fairgrounds put on by the Kern County Kennel Club, this silhouetted standard poodle gives out a big yawn before competing.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dog groomer Samantha Wurzbacher loves the animals she grooms, especially Dexter, during the annual dog show at the fairgrounds put on by the Kern County Kennel Club. Dexter is owned by Deborah Congdon, who was there to show her dogs, including Dexter, the Briard.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dog groomer Samantha Wurzbacher dries Dexter, an 8-month-old Briard, after a bath during the annual Back to Back All Breed Dog Show put on by the Kern County Kennel Club at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The dog is owned by Deborah Congdon from Los Angeles County and she said Dexter has won five out of six shows so far.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    During Saturday's annual Back to Back All Breed Dog Show put on by the Kern County Kennel Club, competitors use the Kern County Fairgrounds area to warm up before showtime.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The annual dog show at the Kern County Fairgrounds brought many different breeds for Saturday's competition in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dog owner Moira Cornell of Simi Valley, left, works with her Mastif, "Isa," on Saturday during a trial at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the annual Kern County Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    "Isa" and owner Moira Cornell get in a good workout during competition in the annual Kern County Kennel Club Back to Back All Breed Dog Show, including obedience and rally trials. About 800 dogs competed from dozens of different breeds, which is a big draw for "dog people," according to club president Margie Haarsager.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dog owners come to the Kern County Fairgrounds Saturday for the annual all breed dog show put on by the Kern County Kennel Club.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Longtime competitor from Bakersfield Buel Boaz wears a dog tie clasp during Saturday's competition with his dog Lizzie, a bloodhound.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Buel Boaz of Bakersfield and his bloodhound, "Lizzie" get ready for showtime at the Kern County Fairgrounds during Saturday's annual all breed dog show.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Randy Greenlee, of Stockton, brought "Morgan," aka, M and M's Price of Freedom, to Saturday's dog show to compete in the annual event. Morgan the bloodhound is wearing a snoot to keep his ears clean before competition. A half hour later Greenlee said Morgan won best of breed in the competition.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    It won't be french fries or onion rings for this show dog Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds while the owner makes a food order at one of the food booths during the annual dog show put on by the Kern County Kennel Club.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Judge Sharon Krogh knows the ins and outs of dog show competition as was evident during this judging segment of Saturday's annual all breed dog show put on by the Kern County Kennel Club at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The competition is always tough during the annual dog show at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The annual event put on by the Kern County Kennel Club brings in more than 800 dogs competing in different categories and breeds.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

It's a dog's world this weekend at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Well, a dog's world and a place for the people who love them.

Hundreds of dogs are participating in the Kern County Kennel Club Back to Back All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials.

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The event runs until 5 p.m. Saturday, and continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1142 S. P St.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from Saturday's fun.

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